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Calendar of Events

Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Open 365 days a year! Hrs. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat & Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See web site for holiday hours. For more information 817-871-7050, 1989 Colonial Pkwy.

Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123,, Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.

Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, Along E. Exchange Ave.

Ongoing Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s satellite exhibit of 150 Years of Fort Worth. Fort Worth’s interesting history is housed in the nearly 100-year-old Fire Station No. 1 building located in the City Center Complex. This exhibit traces Fort Worth’s development from its beginning as a frontier outpost, through its rowdy youth as a cattle town to the present. See graphics, historical artifacts, photographs and documents, reproduced paintings and original posters. The building that houses the exhibit is also a valuable piece of Fort Worth history since it is the site of the original city hall. Free admission. Hrs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. For more information, 817-255-9300, Corner of 2nd & Commerce Sts.

Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.

Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Open on Mon. during Summer and Stock Show only. Closed for major holidays; see web site for details. Admission  $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, 1720 Gendy St.

Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, 3221 Hamilton Ave.

Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. See history and nature through stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include: D-Day Normandy 1944, Journey to the South Pacific, Robots, Humpback Wales and more. Gen. Ad. $6 & $7. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, 1600 Gendy St.

Ongoing Palace Arts Center. In the heart of Historic Downtown Grapevine is the beautifully-restored art deco-style Palace Arts Center. Shows range from classic movies to live entertainment. Visit their website,, to see current lineup and purchase tickets. 300 S. Main St., Grapevine.

Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m., hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.

Ongoing The Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s web site offers The Google Art Project. It’s another way for visitors to explore the Amon Carter’s collection. Check out special exhibitions museum staff have created, and learn more about the Carter’s vast holdings.

Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. This beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, 1600 Gendy St.

Ongoing THINK: An Exploration into Making the World Work Better at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Consider the way science and technology define life in the 21st century, perhaps in ways you may not realize. THINK, created and developed by IBM, is an experience that celebrates the wonders of our technological world and explores the possibilities of tomorrow. Gen. Ad. $11-$15. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, 1600 Gendy St.

Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music with their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, 312 Houston St.

Through Nov. 1 Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas. It’s BAAAAACK! The area’s largest annual Halloween spooktacular features shows and activities for guys and ghouls of all ages. While the sun is up, it is family-friendly thrills. Once the clock strikes 7 p.m., the haunting begins! Gen. Ad. $68.99, child under 48″ $53.99, 2 & under free. For more information, 2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington, TX 76011.

Through Nov. 14 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Missed Fortune. Greedy Granbury Green, the town’s big shot banker, has been bumped off and Marshal Jim Courtright may need a crystal ball to figure out who done it! All predictions indicate laughter in the immediate future as you interactively help the Marshal read the signs and solve the crime. Tickets $59 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.

Through Jan. 9, 2016 Remington & Russell, Retold exhibit at Sid Richardson Museum features 38 iconic paintings by Frederic Remington (1861-1909) and Charles M. Russell (1864-1926) portraying unforgettable characters and events during 19th century America’s westward expansion. Buffalo Bill, native peoples, explorers, mountain men, buffalo hunters and Buffalo Soldiers are participants in such events as the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Oregon Trail migration and the Indian Wars. Free. Open daily except major holidays: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Free docent-guided tours Tues. & Sat. at 2 p.m. Free valet parking in Sundance Square. 817-332-6554. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.

Through Jan. 10, 2016 Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic exhibit at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. This overview highlights the range of the artist’s prolific 14-year career through approximately 60 works. Tickets $10, $4 students and seniors, children 12 & under free. For more information, see website, 3200 Darnell St.

Through Feb. 21, 2016 Tales from the American West: The Rees-Jones Collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Dallas collector Trevor Rees-Jones first became interested in art while visiting the Amon Carter Museum as a boy. Now, Rees-Jones has assembled one of the finest private collections of art of the American West. See selections spanning the eighteenth century through the 1920s, including paintings, watercolors, sculpture, and photographs. Museum hrs. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through March 2016 Highlights from the Permanent Collection at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. See a new installation of the permanent collection. This re-arrangement consists of treasured favorites, rarely seen works from the vault, and new acquisitions. Highlighted artists include: Robert Motherwell, Philip Guston, Gerhard Richter, Fred Sandback, and Morris Louis. Tickets $10, $4 students and seniors, children 12 & under free. For more information, see website, 3200 Darnell St.

1 Billy Bob’s Texas-Mike & the Moonpies. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

1,2,3,4 Hello Dolly! musical at Theatre Arlington. Join Dolly in her pursuit of Horace Vandergelder, and enjoy some of the best songs in the history of musical theatre: “It Only Takes a Moment,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Elegance,” “Before the Parade Passes By”…and of course, “Hello, Dolly!” Performances Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Ticket prices vary, see website for more information, or call 817-275-7661. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.

2 Billy Bob’s Texas-Chase Bryant. Tickets $12 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

1-Nov. 1 Stage West Theatre presents Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon. After their grandfather’s funeral, three cousins wage a vicious and hilarious battle over a spiritually charged heirloom and issues of family, legacy, and faith. 817-784-9378. 821/823 W. Vickery Blvd. in Fort Worth.

2,3,9,10,16,17,30,31 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $22.50, Gen. Ad. $17.50, seniors 60+, $12.50 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.

2-Nov.1 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. October’s showings: Oct. 2-4, Rosenwald – Oct. 9-11, Coming Home – Oct. 16-18, The New Girlfriend – Oct. 23-25, Labyrinth of Lies – Oct. 30-Nov.1, Truth. Showtimes vary, see website for details. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.

3 An Evening with Kenny Loggins benefit concert at Levitt Pavilion. Kenny Loggins’ four decade career has brought him from the top of the charts to the toast of the Grammys. His crowd-pleasing hits include “The House at Pooh Corner,” “Danger Zone,” “Footloose,” and “This is It.” Join him in downtown Arlington for this Levitt Pavilion benefit. Levitt Pavilion supports music and the performing arts in Texas. Tickets range from $35 for general admission to VIP for $150-$180. 7 p.m. gates open; showtime 9 p.m. For more information, 817-543-4308 and Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St., Arlington.

3 Billy Bob’s Texas-Josh Abbott Band. Tickets $18 & $28. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

3,9,10,11 Enjoy free outdoor concerts and live performances under the stars from a variety of performers: rock, jazz, country, Celtic, polka and more! Levitt Pavilion is conveniently located in downtown Arlington. Bring the whole family, including your furry friend on a leash. Don’t forget your lawn chairs/blanket, plus food and beverages to enjoy, including beer and wine (but no glass containers, please). Free admission. For more information, 817-543-4308 and Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St., Arlington.

3,10,17,31 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.

8 Billy Bob’s Texas-Parker McCollum. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

9 Billy Bob’s Texas-Jason Boland & the Stragglers. Tickets $15 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

9-11 Live & Let Die: A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Sir Paul McCartney presented by Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall. When the power of pop music meets the beauty of symphonic orchestration, it’s not just “Silly Love Songs!” Be there when Beatlemania and Classical Mystery Tour veteran Tony Kishman recreates Paul McCartney’s most popular songs including “Hey Jude,” “Penny Lane,” “Yesterday,” and “Live And Let Die.” Performance times & ticket prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, 525 Commerce St.

9-Nov. 1 Jubilee Theatre presents, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last singing appearances, given just four months before her death. Recommended for audiences over 14 years of age. For tickets, performance times and additional information,, 817-338-4411. 506 Main St.

10 CarGoggle presented by Fort Worth South, Inc. Vehicles of all types will be showcased in this car show to celebrate vehicles and enjoy live music on Park Place Ave. Noon-5 p.m. Free admission. For more information, Along Park Place Ave.

10 ArtsGoggle presented by Fort Worth South, Inc. This year’s ArtsGoggle features 375+ artists, 50+ bands, plus CarGoggle. Noon-10 p.m. Free admission. For more information, Along Park Place Ave.

10 Flying Saucer Beerfeast 2015 in Sundance Square Plaza. Fort Worth Flying Saucer’s 10th annual beer extravaganza will feature over 50 breweries and 80 craft beers, all carefully selected by Flying Saucer’s resident beer gurus. Food and live music will also be available for guests to enjoy. Tickets $35 (can be purchased online). The day of the fest, tickets will be $45 at the door if still available. 2-6:30 p.m. For more information,, 817-336-7470. 111 E. Third St. in Downtown Fort Worth.

10 Billy Bob’s Texas-Easton Corbin. Tickets $16 & $28. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

10-Jan. 3, 2016 Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition, Self-Taught Geniuses: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum. This exhibition highlights the roles of self-taught artists as central figures to the shared history of America whose contributions to the national life and conversations are paramount. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd..

15 Billy Bob’s Texas-Flatland Cavalry. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

16 Friday Evening Lecture: Caravaggio’s Cardsharps On Trial at Kimbell Art Museum. In 2006, the late Caravaggio scholar Sir Denis Mahon bought a version of Caravaggio’s Cardsharps at Sotheby’s, where it was auctioned as a copy of the Kimbell’s famous original. When Mahon subsequently declared that it was Caravaggio’s first, autograph version, the consignor of the painting sued Sotheby’s for negligence. A trial in London ensued, at which Richard Spear (lecturer) served as an expert witness. Find out how this unusual case set an important legal precedent! Lecture 6 p.m. Free Admission. For more information, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

16 Billy Bob’s Texas-Chris Cagle. Tickets $16 & $22. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

16,17,18 Texas Gun Collectors Association-Fall Show at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Antique gun show, cowboy and American Indian collectables, & western art. Bring antique weapons in for appraisal or to sell. Admission is $5 or current NRA or TSRA membership. Hrs. Fri. noon-5 p.m., Sat. 9-5 p.m. with auction at 5:30 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-noon., 210-323-9519. 128 E. Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

16-18 Dracula presented by Texas Ballet Theater at Bass Performance Hall. This spellbinding masterpiece, brought to the stage by the legendary Ben Stevenson, will transfix you to the last bite. Accompanied by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, 525 Commerce St.

17 Taylor Swift at AT&T Stadium. Tickets available at the AT&T center box office or online at: One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.

17 Billy Bob’s Texas-Chris Young. Tickets $18 & $40. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

22 Cliburn at the Kimbell: Rising Stars of Metropolitan Opera at Bass Performance Hall. Enjoy a rare opportunity to experience remarkable young artists on the cusp of extraordinary careers. Performance 7:30 p.m. Tickets $65. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, 525 Commerce St.

22 Billy Bob’s Texas-Eleven Hundred Springs. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

22-Nov. 21 Other Desert Cities at Circle Theatre. Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her family. When Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history, they are less than thrilled! This intriguing play will have your sympathies shifting back and forth among each member of this complicated family. Ticket prices, performance dates and times vary. For more information, 817-877-3040 or 230 West Fourth Street in Sundance Square.

23 Billy Bob’s Texas-Kyle Park. Tickets $12 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

23-25  Boo at the Zoo at the Fort Worth Zoo. The family friendly celebration is back skipping the tricks and offering even more treats throughout the park for one weekend only. Treat stations, Halloween themed enrichment activities, and a pumpkin patch. Free with Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Hrs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. For more information 817-871-7050, 1989 Colonial Pkwy.

23-25 Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival 2015 in the Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this premiere western heritage event has been voted “Best Gathering and Best Family Event” by the readers of American Cowboy Magazine. Ticket prices range from $13.50-$78.50 based on number of days to attend. Packages available for purchase online at,, 888-269-8696. 121 E. Exchange Ave.

23-31 The Appaloosa Horse Club, one of the top international equine breed registries, returns to the Will Rogers Equestrian Center for the 2015 ApHC World Championship Show., 817-392-7469. 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth.

24 Billy Bob’s Texas-2015 World Steak Championship in Rodeo Plaza. Billy Bob’s Texas and the Steak Cookoff Association partner to bring this meaty event to Fort Worth. Team from the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean vie for bragging rights and for $15,000 in payouts…the largest payout in steak cook-off history! Enjoy music, food, vendors and a trade show. Free to the public, VIP Tickets $40. Doors open at noon. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

24 “Ranch Bash” at Panther Island Pavilion. This annual birthday celebration by 95.9 The Ranch plays host to the top names of Texas music to provide a full day of entertainment. This year’s lineup includes shows from Reckless Kelly, Cody Jinks, Mike Ryan, Uncle Lucius, Shinyribs, Zane Williams, Will Hoge and Tyler and the Tribe. Admission is $10 for 10 bands. For more information, Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.

24 Billy Bob’s Texas-Gary Allan. Tickets $20, $40 & $80. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

24-25 Fall Festival in the Japanese Garden. Enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, martial arts demonstrations, papermaking and tea ceremonies. Fort Worth Botanic Garden,, 817-871-7686, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

27-Nov. 1 Kinky Boots presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth at Bass Performance Hall. With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, 525 Commerce St.

29 Billy Bob’s Texas-Dolly Shine. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

30 Billy Bob’s Texas-Josh Weathers. Tickets $12 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

30-Nov. 1 The North Fort Worth Historical Society presents the 10th Annual Saints and Sinners Tour. Walk under magnificent oaks on graveled paths to meet many of the famous and infamous characters of early Fort Worth as they tell the stories of their lives and times. Walking tours at 1 & 3:30 p.m. on Sat. & Sun. only. Adults $10, children $5. Twilight tours on Fri. & Sat. at 6:30 p.m. Reservations required, call 817-625-5082. $20 per person. Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Grand Ave.

31 Treat Street at Stockyards Station. Join Stockyards Station and RANCH RADIO for a safe, family-friendly Halloween Party in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards that’s free and fun! Trick or treat at Stockyards Station shops, free hayrides, costume contest, pumpkin decorating, games, & prizes. 6-8 p.m., 817- 625-9715. 130 E. Exchange Ave.

31 Billy Bob’s Texas-Frankie Ballard. Tickets $12 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.